Tuesday, January 10, 2006

To Ginny B.

To my dear friend Ginny B. whom all the world must know is one of the loveliest angels to walk the earth. You have told me you don't think you are pretty but I tell you that beauty is not skin deep for your beauty radiates from the kindness and dignity in your heart and changes the world around you. I wish you a happy birthday and am honored to dedicate this poem to you.

She Walks in Beauty
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade more, one ray less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
Lord Byron (1788-1824)


At Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely, lovely poem and sentiments. I plan to keep this for those days when I don't feel so pretty or loveable!

Ginny B

At Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:55:00 AM, Blogger Sheryle said...

My great pleasure, my lady.


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